Collaborative Court Services
A Curiae helps clients on supervision develop long-term habits of success.
What we do:
We find appropriate community-based organizations that can meet the needs of clients, such as employment assistance, community service, and case management, as outlined in each client's court program plan.
We match industry professionals with clients to support them in their reentry goals with practical professional skills, such as mock interviews, resume review, career prep and more.
We assist with removing reentry barriers by providing financial support to clients with needs such as driver’s licenses, housing applications, and workplace attire.
Collaborative court programming makes a difference.
Consulting and Education
Let us bring the A Curiae model to you:
Let us organize a webinar speaker series for the court and any interested organizations. We bring in subject matter experts on various topics relating to the reentry population, hosting events designed to educate and encourage conversation about challenges and approaches to improving outcomes for clients.
Our experts provide quality improvement consulting to support program outcomes and procedures. Whether you have an established collaborative court program or are just beginning, we offer training that ranges from a few hours to six months in length, specifically designed to meet the needs of your particular organization or programs
We provide trainings to public and private organizations to discuss communication and hiring strategies related to the reentry population. By engaging in conversation and humanizing experiences, organizations will build a better workplace for returning citizens and improve their work environments.
What is a collaborative court?
Collaborative justice courts, also known as problem-solving courts, combine judicial supervision with rehabilitation services that are focused on recovery. The court and all its stakeholders work together to improve outcomes for criminal justice-involved individuals, with the goal of reducing recidivism - or the recommitting of offenses and returning to custody.
Dade County’s Felony Drug Court in Miami, FL was the first drug treatment court in the nation. The court began hearing cases in 1989 and was praised for its innovative procedures and emphasis on teamwork and collaboration. Based on the premise that addiction is a disease that promotes criminal behavior, the court focused on treatment and supporting clients’ recovery efforts. Defendants are neither prosecuted nor punished for their substance use disorders. Instead, the court provides or brokers drug treatment and other services that help clients achieve sobriety and stability in their lives.
The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Multi-Site Adult Drug Court Evaluation (MADCE) looked at the effects of drug courts on substance use, crime, and other outcomes. Across 380 drug courts, the MADCE found that:
Drug court participants are significantly less likely to relapse, and those who do use drugs less after participating in the program.
Drug court participants commit less crime after participating in the program.
Drug court participants experience benefits in other areas of their lives besides drug use and criminal behavior during and after participating in the program.
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) [now All Rise] published its latest volume of Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards, the foundation on which drug courts are expected to operate. These volumes outline the standards for program entry criteria, roles and responsibilities of the judge and team, program phases, treatment, caseload management, monitoring and evaluation, and more. All Rise continues to explore new research findings, delivering the requisite training, technical assistance, and knowledge needed to produce the best possible results for participants and communities